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May 22, 2014
10:15 EDTEBAY, SALE, GOOGRetailMeNot, eBay among hardest hit by Google changes, SearchEngineJournal says
After Google (GOOG) rolled out Panda 4.0, an update projected to impact roughly 7.5% of English search queries, an immediate preliminary analysis showed that eBay (EBAY) and RetailMeNot (SALE) were among the hardest hit and lost "substantial" traffic, according to Search Engine Journal. Reference Link
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July 16, 2015
06:45 EDTGOOGGoogle upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst Daniel Salmon upgraded Google (GOOGL, GOOG) to Outperform from Market Perform and raised his price target for the stock to $670 from $570. The search giant's Class A shares closed yesterday down 22c to $583.96. The upgrade is not a call on tonight's quarterly results, but reflects a belief that second half of 2015 and 2016 estimates will move higher on margin stabilization, Salmon tells investors in a research note. A focus on investing in key growth areas coupled with a steady revenue outlook should drive Google shares higher, the analyst writes.
06:10 EDTEBAYeBay close to deal to sell eBay Enterprise to Permira-led group, WSJ reports
EBay (EBAY) is nearing an agreement to sell its eBay Enterprise unit to a group led by Permira for around $900M, The Wall Street Journal reports, citing people familiar with the situation. The deal could be announced as early as today, the report says, adding that the sale of the unit could end up "around $925M." The company is planning to complete the spinoff of PayPal (PYPL) on Friday. Reference Link
July 15, 2015
14:53 EDTEBAYNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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14:02 EDTEBAYeBay technical notes ahead of earnings, levels to watch
The shares broke out of a long base in April of this year that had begun forming in January 2013. The breakout level was at $60. If the news continues to be bullish, a projection forward of the bullish price channel suggests a move to $70 would be possible. If the news is a bearish surprise, the $60 level is the first big test of support. A breakdown back below that area would put an end to the current breakout. Next support below would be at $57.59, which is the 10-month moving average and a good proxy for the low of the current bullish price channel.
13:23 EDTGOOG, EBAYGoogle unveils Purchases on Google, other shopping features
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11:56 EDTGOOGGoogle search might help FDA find unknown drug side effects, Bloomberg reports
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09:18 EDTGOOGAdobe's Flash disabled by Google due to security worries, WSJ says
Just days after Facebook's (FB) top security executive called on Adobe (ADBE) to discontinue its Flash animation player, Google’s (GOOG) Chrome and Mozilla’s Firefox browsers blocked old versions of the software on Tuesday after reports that hackers were using a security flaw to infiltrate computers, reported The Wall Street Journal's "Digits" blog. Firefox and Chrome will allow Flash to run again if it is updated with the patch Adobe released Tuesday morning, the report noted. Reference Link
08:27 EDTGOOGAdobe says Google display ad strategy underperforms Facebook in Q2
In its "Digital Advertising & Social Intelligence Report" for Q2, Adobe (ADBE) wrote that Facebook's (FB) display ad changes doubled its click-through-rates, or CTRs, year-over-year in the quarter, while Google's (GOOG) display targeting changes reduced its number of ads seen by 22% compared to the prior year and its CTRs were up "only" 24% compared to the same period of last year. The report also contends that the "Mobilegeddon" fears regarding Google's changes to favor mobile friendly sites came true, noting that sites with low mobile engagement saw up to a 10% decrease in organic traffic after the changes were made by the search giant. Reference Link
07:59 EDTGOOGGoogle price target raised to $710 from $614 at B. Riley
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07:04 EDTEBAYITUS enters into settlement and license agreement with eBay, Vendio, Auctiva
ITUS (ITUS) announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Auction Acceleration Corporation, has entered into a Settlement and License Agreement with eBay (EBAY), Auctiva, LLC, and Vendio Services, LLC. The Settlement and License Agreement resolves a lawsuit between the parties that was filed on September 8, 2014 in The United States District Court for the Northern District of California, which will be dismissed. AAC owns the rights to patents that cover presentation and cross selling technologies enabling auction sellers to cross-sell and upsell additional items to interested buyers, resulting in incremental sales and higher yields per transaction.
06:30 EDTGOOGGoogle July volatility elevated into Q2 and outlook
Google July call option implied volatility is at 35, August is at 23, September is at 21 compared to its 52-week range of 16 to 39, suggesting large near term price movement into the expected release of Q2 results on July 16.
July 14, 2015
17:52 EDTEBAYS&P announces changes to the S&P 500, 400, 600, and 100 indices
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17:25 EDTEBAYPayPal to replace eBay in s&P 100 as of 7/17 close
13:01 EDTGOOGFanDuel completes $275M funding round from KKR, Google Capital, Bloomberg says
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11:26 EDTGOOGGoogle price target raised to $744 from $614 at B. Riley
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09:32 EDTEBAYeBay mentioned positively following Q2 checks at ITG Research
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09:06 EDTGOOGMerkle announces deal with Google to adopt DoubleClick's marketing solutions
Merkle, a data-driven, technology-enabled performance marketing agency, has reached an agreement with Google to adopt the full suite of DoubleClick’s marketing solutions. As part of the agreement, Merkle will be one of the first agencies to use DoubleClick’s cross-device measurement, which was unveiled by Google at the June 17 DoubleClick Leadership Summit.
07:52 EDTSALERetailMeNot initiated with an Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
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06:20 EDTGOOGQualcomm to work with Google-backed Thread Group, Re/code reports
Qualcomm (QCOM) said it is working with Thread Group, a Google (GOOG) backed effort to find ways for internet connected devices to communicate with one another, Re/code reports. Reference Link
06:15 EDTGOOGGoogle seeks ways to operate more efficiently, WSJ reports
Google is slowing down hiring and seeking ways to run more efficiently, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing sources familiar with the matter. New CFO Ruth Porat has been active in the company's cost-cutting measures, the report says, having started an internal audit examining costs, revenue, and accounting systems. Google is expected to offer an expenses update on Thursday when it reports its second quarter financial results, the report says. Reference Link
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